Financial Assistance

Virginia Commonwealth University and the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling offers financial assistance to students. Please review the information below to learn about the options.

University Assistance 

The Office of Financial Aid provides information on federal assistance such as subsidized and unsubsidized federal loans and work-study programs. Their office provides required forms, deadlines and planning worksheets.

The Graduate School offers information on fellowship and assistantship opportunities, tuition and fees, and employment opportunities.

Departmental Assistance 

Traineeships: The Department of Rehabilitation Counseling offers traineeships to students currently working in Public Vocational Rehabilitation agencies. These traineeships typically cover tuition and fees but are based on the availability of funding each year.

Tuition and Fees 

For estimated tuition and fees, go to the VCU Enrollment Services, Tuition and Fees page, and click on the link labeled "Tuition and Fees Calculator" in the box at the right side of the page.

  • For students in the master's program in Rehabilitation Counseling, go to select a program and put in Graduate-MCV Campus.
  • For students in the master's program and distance learning program, go to select a program and put in Graduate-Professional MS in Rehab Counseling.
  • For students in the certificate program in Professional Counseling, go to select a program and put in Graduate-Professional MS in Rehab Counseling.
  • For students in the certificate program in Professional Counseling and will be in the distance learning program, go to select a program and put in Graduate-Professional MS in Rehab Counseling.

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), through scholarship and loan repayment programs, helps Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the U.S. get the medical, dental, and mental health providers they need to meet their tremendous need for health care.

The NHSC Loan Repayment Program offers fully trained primary care physicians (MD or DO), family nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants, dentists, dental hygienists, and certain mental health clinicians $60,000 to repay student loans in exchange for 2 years serving in a community-based site in a high-need HPSA that has applied to and been approved by the NHSC as a service site.

After completing their 2 years of service, loan repayors may apply for additional years of support. The loan repayment program recruits both clinicians just completing training and seasoned professionals to meet the immediate need for care throughout the Nation.

More information about the NHSC loan repayment program is available through nhsc.hrsa.gov/about. To see what kinds of qualified job openings are available to Licensed Professional Counselors in your state, check out National Health Service Corps Job Center.